Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
. cnn and "the associated press" are both reporting that the -- that the terrorists are reporting 30 hostages and another 60 are still unaccounted for. we'll take a look at the video just released. it shows algerians leaving the complex. but hostages are still being held at that complex. this is one of the hostages held at the plant. he was injured yesterday when the algerian government tried to free hostages. cnn says they are sending in a plane to rescue hostages. the terrorists came dozens were killed yesterday, including five americans. we tried to get the pentagon and state department to confirm those numbers for us this morning but they would not. the militants are demanding the release of two terrorists in exchange for two american hostages. leon panetta is telling hostage takers to he release them immediately. >> not in ail leer jaw, not in north africa, not anywhere. >> the state department says they will be holding a news conference 45 minutes from now. they will be taking questions. we expect to learn a lot more from them at that point. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news.
Jan 28, 2013 7:00am PST
are planned for today. in the meantime, cnn reports the police have just arrested the club owner, a person in charge of stage safety, and a band member. authorities in pyrotechnics used by a band performing at the club may have sparked yesterday's fire that killed more than 230 people. investigators say many of the victims died from smoke inhalation or were trampled to death while trying to escape. brazil's president returned early from a visit to chile to oversee the response to the tragedy. >> to the brazilian people and the people of santa maria, we stand together at this time. even though there's a lot of sadness, we will pull through. >> some survivors told fire officials that security guards tried to block them from leaving the club which authorities say had aen expired license. more than 2,000 people were packed inside, almost double the maximum occupancy rate. >>> key senators think they have a plan that both parties will support. as kyla campbell reports, they will detail their four-prong approach in just hours. >> reporter: yeah, the first of four steps includes helping the 11 mi
Jan 1, 2013 7:00am PST
. once they are on capitol hill, we now know from the -- from this e-mail from sources telling cnn that all of the house republicans will have a meeting, about an hour after they arrive on capitol hill. once they have that meeting and they get out of that meeting, we understand that a decision will be made on whether they will even vote on this fiscal cliff package. many people thought that perhaps they would try to get this done today. now there is a big question as to whether they will even vote on the package today as far as the house goes. so that's just coming in. but let's talk about last night. that's when we saw vice president biden on capitol hill and when we saw him there, many people knew at that point, that a deal had been struck biden and senate republican leader mitch mcconnell, they had been working together to figure out this compromise. in the end what we're seeing individuals making $400,000 or more and families making $450,000 or more each year, they will receive their taxes go up an those automatic spending cuts will -- and those automatic spending cuts will be